Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Two self-check-out machines side by side with signs on them that read “no cash.”

As city considers banning cashless businesses, business owners and advocates express mixed reactions

February 22, 2023

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Evanston bakery Hewn always accepted cash payments. But in early 2020, the business pivoted to online sales only.  When the bakery reopened to walk-in customers, co-owner...

The coronavirus pandemic led many businesses to switch to a cashless model, policymakers worry it would exclude the unbanked population that is primarily Black, Latinx and lower-income.

Businesses go cashless, but risk alienating low-income individuals

November 6, 2020

A little over a year ago, Linmay Studio in Evanston joined the growing number of businesses owners around the country no longer accepting cash. The number of cashless businesses in the U.S. has increased...

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